In case you haven't heard, Dumbya has annoucned his intent to appoint Dr. W. David Hager to head the Food and Drug Administration's Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee. The appointment does not require Congressional approval.
The FDA's Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee makes important decisions relating to drugs used in the practice of obstetrics, gynecology and related specialties, including hormone therapy, contraception, treatment for infertility, and medical alternatives to surgical procedures for sterilization and preganancy termination.
Now, the good part! Dr. Hager, Dumbya's appointee, is the author of As Jesus Cared for Women: Restoring Women Then and Now. This is a book that dovetails accounts of Christ healing women with case studies from Hager's practice.
Among Dr. Hager's beliefs and practices, he:
1) Refuses to prescribe contraceptives to unmarried women;
2) Suggests that women who suffer from premenstrual syndrome seek help from reading the bible and praying;
3) Asserts that the common birth control pill is an abortifacient.
Can you imagine, just for a moment, what another four years of Dumbya will mean for this country? For women? For gay men and lesbians? For the poor? For veterans? For active military? For all of us? For the world?
Sweet Melissa and I did run the lake this morning. That post will come later. Just had to get this one going before I get out and work on finishing up the painting of the old house.
Thanks to Brian for forwarding the details on Dr. Hager to me.